January 13, 2006

Trader Vic’s News: Bar Remodel at Palo Alto, Dallas Rumor

Filed under: Dallas,News,San Francisco,Tiki,Trader Vic's — Humuhumu @ 8:30 pm
Palo Alto Trader Vic's
Palo Alto Trader Vic’s

The Palo Alto Trader Vic’s will be undergoing a remodel in the bar area this month, with a targeted soft opening on January 27. The space will be called “The Mai Tai Lounge at Trader Vic’s” and will expand into the right dining room area. More tikis are being brought in, and the lighting will be dimmed and more red. It sounds like a relatively small-scale redo, but these are welcome changes — the Palo Alto Trader Vic’s bar just feels too airy, and is often full.

Also — and this tidbit comes with absolutely no concrete information or confirmation — but a Dallas Trader Vic’s location is reportedly again “on the table” for 2006. Possibly. Maybe. Who knows.

These insider comments come courtesy of Martiki, who sadly is leaving Trader Vic’s San Francisco. His last day is this Monday — if you haven’t been served by Martin at Trader Vic’s, now’s your last chance!

3 Responses to “Trader Vic’s News: Bar Remodel at Palo Alto, Dallas Rumor”

  1. swanky Says:

    Hey, what’s with all that Papua New Guinea stuff on the walls? That’s not tiki! That’s not Polynesian! ;)

  2. Humu Kon Tiki » Blog Archive » Dallas Trader Vic’s Reopening Confirmed Says:

    [...] Trader Vic’s News: Bar Remodel at Palo Alto, Dallas Rumor [Humu Kon Tiki] [...]

  3. Humu Kon Tiki » Blog Archive » New Trader Vic’s Concept: Mai Tai Bars Says:

    [...] As earlier reported on Humu Kon Tiki, Trader Vic’s Palo Alto relaunched its bar area as a “Mai Tai Bar,” which made no sense at the time — the changes to the space were laughably minimal, the only real change was the addition of a few boring items to the food menu (woodfired pizza?). While I’m still a bit puzzled by the Palo Alto remodel effort, it does make a bit more sense now if they were using it as a sort of test ground for the Mai Tai Bar concept, as an attempt to appeal to an after-work crowd. [...]

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